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post #1996 of 5783
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

So, have you ever had problems with leather showing welts? If so do you just take it in stride and use a spoon or deer bone to smooth them out?

No such problem. I do use Saphir cordovan cream and I do have a deer bone on order (although I'm not quite sure how to use it) since my number of cordovan shoes/boots has exceeded 5.

I have a pair of Alden Indy cordovan that I bought to be beater boots and I wear them in the rain and mud. They then shine up just fine with no issues. I've heard about these welts but have not really experienced them.
post #1997 of 5783
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No such problem. I do use Saphir cordovan cream and I do have a deer bone on order (although I'm not quite sure how to use it) since my number of cordovan shoes/boots has exceeded 5.
I have a pair of Alden Indy cordovan that I bought to be beater boots and I wear them in the rain and mud. They then shine up just fine with no issues. I've heard about these welts but have not really experienced them.

Thanks for the prompt response.

 

Glad to hear it hasn't been an issue for you so far, although I must say I'm not all that anxious about testing this with my Cordovans right now.

 

 

I know they say you can smooth them out, but it just doesn't sound that good to begin with.

post #1998 of 5783
Got my 32oz tin of Venetian Shoe Cream and I will second the fact that it is significantly better than Saphir Renovateur for shell.
post #1999 of 5783
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Got my 32oz tin of Venetian Shoe Cream and I will second the fact that it is significantly better than Saphir Renovateur for shell.

Hmmmmm, I've got both and think they both give similar, great results (with reno having a - possibly subjective - edge)

So, what makes you think it is "significantly" better?
post #2000 of 5783
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Hmmmmm, I've got both and think they both give similar, great results (with reno having a - possibly subjective - edge)
So, what makes you think it is "significantly" better?

Less work/time needed to get the shine for me. Venetian was a simple rub and brush. I had to buff for some time when using Reno.
post #2001 of 5783

How often do you guys apply Saphir or Venetian to your Cordovan shoes or boots?  Does it have more to do with time or number of times you actually were the shoes or boots?

post #2002 of 5783
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

How often do you guys apply Saphir or Venetian to your Cordovan shoes or boots?  Does it have more to do with time or number of times you actually were the shoes or boots?

I use it whenever the while film appears.
post #2003 of 5783
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Less work/time needed to get the shine for me. Venetian was a simple rub and brush. I had to buff for some time when using Reno.

Ok, you might have a valid point there - but I don't know that it makes the Venetian better. Reno may just require more work because the ingredients are superior (or, maybe that's wishful thinking). And, yes, I just happened to Reno both my shell Lindricks and Marlows this past weekend while watching football and, yep, had to buff the heck out of them too smile.gif
post #2004 of 5783
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

How often do you guys apply Saphir or Venetian to your Cordovan shoes or boots?  Does it have more to do with time or number of times you actually were the shoes or boots?

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Originally Posted by Fraiche View Post

I use it whenever the while film appears.

Ditto here (white film, or spots, that is). Or, whenever I feel like I've neglected them a bit and they need some reviving. Search the forums and you'll see some spectacular "revival" pics that people have achieved with nothing more than reno and hard work on very worn, badly maintained leathers. Some examples are practically miracles...
post #2005 of 5783
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I use it whenever the while film appears.

I got the impression that this was just a sign the leather was secreting some of the oils and that was a sign that they were well oiled and shouldn't need more oil???

post #2006 of 5783
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I got the impression that this was just a sign the leather was secreting some of the oils and that was a sign that they were well oiled and shouldn't need more oil???

If it's secreting, it's losing oil.
post #2007 of 5783
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If it's secreting, it's losing oil.

Ok so that make sense, so it requires more to replace what it's losing.

post #2008 of 5783

got my 9.5s in and they fit nicely...pics to come

post #2009 of 5783
Lindrick owners: do you guys use the regular twin tube shoe trees for them?
post #2010 of 5783
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Originally Posted by Fraiche View Post

Lindrick owners: do you guys use the regular twin tube shoe trees for them?

 

 

I do, yes.

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